Goddess Editorials

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Maliouk In ‘Neo Folk’ By Signe Vilstrup For Glamour Italia October 2014

Woman | Charlotte Kay By Damian Foxe In Tribal Fashion’ For How To Spend It Magazine June 2014

Magdalena Frackowiak By Giampaolo Sgura In ‘Ancient Songs of Paradise’ For Vogue Japan May 2014

Marina Nery In ‘Tomorrow’s Tribe’, Lensed By Sebastian Kim for Vogue Australia April 2014

Kelly Mittendorf In ‘Buffao Belle’ By Robert Bellamy For L’Officiel Paris March 2014

A Brilliant ‘Warrior Stance’ By Steven Klein For W Magazine March 2014

Paul de Luna’s ‘Samsara’ & The Sacred Feminine

Anais Mali Pays Tribute To Warrior Women in ‘Amazon’ By Urivaldo Lopes For French Revue de Modes #25

 

India’s Women Need Goddess Lakshmi To Fight for Women’s Rights

Khristine Dinke | Sergi Pons | BMM Magazine’s Warrior Goddess

Woman | Daria Werbowy | David Sims | ‘The Warrior Way’ | Vogue US March 2010

Woman | Mey Bun, Rila Fukushima & Ai li Wang Go ‘Tribal’ In Herring & Herring Images For D Magazine

Kirsti Pyrhonen Is Sensual Style Queen by Peter Farago for Vogue Brazil December 2012

Values

Simone W | Emre Guven | Marie Claire Turkey May 2012

Cultural Creatives Now 35% of US | 10% in Transition

Status vs Money | A Third Look At Happiness, Gender Equality & Taxes

Women Philanthropists Give Differently Than Men

It’s a Bull Market for Women Philanthropists Supporting Women’s Causes in Every corner of the Globe

PPR Paris Goes to Sustainability Index P&L & Eco-Friendly Brands

Wealth & Poverty

National Geographic ‘7 Billion’ 7-Video Look at World’s People

JR’s TED Prize Video | JR Launches InsideOut Project

Photographers JR & Jonas Bendiksen Find Artistry in Everyday Kibera, Kenya

‘The Places We Live’: Four Monumental Slums Typify ‘Home’ for More than One Billion People

Shakira & Howard Buffett | Attached at the Hip Philanthropy Bedfellows

Slow Boat to Economic Heaven | Grim Reality Polaroid Days

What Would Dan Eldon Say About Somalia 2008?

Smart Sensuality Angelina Jolie: Virtue Considered in Carversville’s Country Air

Shakira, a Smart Sensuality Activist, Takes Me Back to Colombia, Where My Life Journey Really Began

Angelina Jolie & Alicia Keys Help Me Say ‘Flip It: I’m A Lipstick-Wearing Activist’

Eye | News Worth Reading

Eye 1-19-15 | Feminine Delights From Emily Baker | DKNY, Eve Ensler & Lebanon

Eye-1-18-15 | Lifetime’s Whitney Houston Biopic | Hollywood & Gaza | Cindy Crawford On Why Supermodels Happened

Eye 1-12-15 | John Galliano Returns At Teatime London | Hollywood Stands for Charlie | Adidas Originals Campaign

Eye 1-7-15 | Ginta Lapina Is Lost In LA In Her Burberry Trench Coat | Burberry Celebrates Bees That Need Saving

Eye | Spring 2015 Designer Brands | Donna Karan’s Ode To Smart Sensuality Women

Eye 1-4-15 | Rosie Huntington Whiteley For M&S | Lensed By Kai Z Feng | Helping UNICEF In Cambodia

Eye 1-2-15 | Spring 2015 Designer Brands | Prada — the Feminist Who Became A Fashion Designer

Eye 12-30-14 | Spring 2015 | Designer Brands | Ralph Lauren

Eye 12-21-14 | Global Futures & Nature-Inspired Design | Global Food Supply | US & Climate Change

Eye 12-9-14 | Kate Middleton Art Muse | Taylor Swift 1989 | Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Eye 12-6-14 | Natural Artistry From Nunzio Paci & Edouard Martinet | Man As Tree

Eye 12-3-14 | A Traveling Education } Meditation Rebuilds Brain Structure | Trends In Remarriage

Eye 11-23-14 Elisabeth Daynes Early Human Sculptures | Annie Leibovitz ‘Pilgrimage’ | Anne Says More Kimye Coming

Eye 11-13-14 | Prince Ea ‘Anti Social Network | VIDA Sustainable E-commerce Site | Barney’s Holiday Windows

Eye 11-9-14 | Neonics & Honeybees | Bee Friendlier Flower Bombing | Whole Foods For Honeybees

Eye 11-5-14 | Toni Garrn Closed Denim For Burkina Faso | Cindy Crawford’s 2015 Art Van Charity Challenge

Eye 10-25-14 | Berlin Light Show Will Commemorate The End Of Berlin Wall | South African Textiles That Bear Witness

Eye 10-19-14 Gisele Bundchen Chanel No. 5 Commercial | Kurdish Women Fighters  Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer Under Intense Pressure

Eye 10-14-14 Zaha Hadid’s Catharsis For Cambodia | WikiLeaks Gets Fashionable | London’s Hackney Fashion Lab

Eye 10-11-14 October 11 Is International Day of the Girl | Honoring Malala Yousafzai’s Nobel Peace Prize & Angelina Jolie As A British Dame

Eye 10-8-14 | H&M Jumpsuit: When Style & War Collide | Amazon Women | Burqa Bans

Eye 10-5-14 | American Parenting as Religion | Elisabeth Holmes Billionaire | Kurdish Women Fighters Update

Eye 10-1-14 | Fondation Louis Vuitton | Vogue Meets Gesquiere | Stella McCartney Redo 

Eye 9-28-14 | Victoria Beckham Has Passion For UN Ambassador Role | Women & Heart Disease | Apologies to UAE Pilot Major Mariam al-Mansouri

Eye 9-25-14 | UAE Pilot Major Mariam al-Mansouri Leads UAE Air Strikes Against ISIS | Domestic Violence Tab Put At $9.5 Trillion Annually

Eye 9-23-14 Emma Watson On Feminism | Zaha Hadid On Architecture | Biomimicry at Blossom Tower

Eye 9-20-14 | Angelina Jolie To Direct ‘Africa’ | ‘I Am Eleven’ Documentary | Are Conservatives Happier In Liberal Countries?

Eye 9-17-14 | US Poverty & Child Development | Stella McCartney’s Green Carpet Collection

Eye 9-15-14 Richard Branson’s Unfulfilled Energy Pledge | G-Spot Science | Malala’s Attackers Arrested.

Eye 9-9-14 Violence Against Women | Scalia & Women’s Rights | Matrilineal Mawlynnong

Eye 9-8-14 | Clintons For Elephants | Organized Crime Deep In Ivory Trade | Clooney & Alamuddin WillWed In Venice

Eye 9/6/14 | Fast Food & Depression | Global Cool Neighborhoods | Liu Wen

Eye 9/3/14 | Dr. Patricia Wright’s Lemurs | Low Carb Diet | Spinach Aids Weight Control

Eye 8/31/14: Global Warming | New Tesla Electric Battery | Elephant Slaughter

Eye 8/29/14 Women In Tech Abrasive | Shakira Pregnant | Abortions At Home

Eye 8/27/14: Beyonce’s Feminism, Moms Against NRA, Women Newscasters, Kurdish Women Soldiers Face ISIS

Eye 8/26/14 SunGlacier | Windowless Jumbo jets | What Is Plagiarism

Eye: Nicer Future | Cathy Horn | Women’s Wages | Marley Coffee

Sunday
Nov212010

The Gates Foundation Promotes ONE's Holy Water Healing

We read on fundamentalist and conservative blogs unease when moderates and liberals acknowledge the importance of God and spirituality in people’s lives. It’s easier to brand us as decadent members of the anti-Christ brigade, who are determined to make people choose between science and religion.

Anne has written several times in the last year, that all roads lead to Jerusalem. Going forward, we will do a better job communicating to readers the limitless ways that religion, science and health services are working together around the world.

ONE’s Holy Water Video

 It wasn’t until the end of the Holy Water Healing video that we noticed its support by the Gates Foundation.

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Saturday
Nov202010

Prince of Wales 'Harmony: A New Way of Looking At Our World Video

‘Harmony: A New Way of Looking At Our World” is an excellent narrative about the ways is which we humans have lost our sense of collective spirit and connection to nature. The film presumes that the cycles of life doesn’t separate plants, animals and humans into distinct categories.

HRH The Prince of Wales argues that humans have stewardship over the land, but not domination of nature. It is our collective responsibility to nurture nature, as it cares back for us.

The film is not about the Prince of Wales, but rather his ideas and life-long passions. For all the critics of Prince Charles who say that he lacks feeling, they haven’t seen him in the tomato beds.

We meet many people around the world, who articulate the philosophy of ‘Harmony’ in terms that are universal to all of us but also expressed within a geopolitical context.

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Friday
Nov192010

Prince Charles Is No Wacko When It Comes To Nature

Prince of Wales with a red squirrel at his Birkhall home on the Balmoral Estate in Scotland Photo: PAUpdate Nov 19, 2010| Prince Charles appears in a special interview with NBC’s Brian Williams tonight, discussing a wide range of topics, but first and foremost, his concerns about the environment, small farmers, organic food and a host of topics for which the future king of England has been ridiculed.

Today the taunting has stopped among smart people, who now listen to Prince Charles when the subject is Green Beings.

“I am absolutely determined to be the defender of nature. Full stop. That’s what the rest of my life is going to be concerned with,” Prince Charles told Vanity Fair correspondent Bob Colacello in the current November 2010 issue. Prince Charles is promoting his new book ‘Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World’.

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Thursday
Nov182010

'The Macallan' Whiskey Lalique Decanter Raises $460,000 for Water Charity

GivingTracker| A magnificent 64-year-old single malt Scotch whiskey in a rare Lalique decanter raised $460,000 at Sotheby’s, New York, as part of an auction for the clean-water charity Water.

The decanter, filled with 1.5l of the rare ‘The Macallan’ whiskey, is crafted with a unique ‘cire perdue’ or ‘lost wax’ method.

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Tuesday
Nov162010

Chipping Campden, Carversville and an American Cry for Help 

Note from Anne: I wrote this reverie in May, 2008, when Anne of Carversville was still a baby not quite sure what she would be when she grew up.

Writing now about Kate Moss photographed wearing no makeup at her house in the Cotswolds and her friend Stella McCartney last week, at her Cotswolds house nearby, I went searching for this piece that I wrote about Fleecydale Road in Bucks County and my first trip to England.

Some of my worst concerns have come true regarding the global economy and America’s in particular. Yes, we may recover but we are now essentially a two-class society of rich and moderately well-off people and poor ones. Our middle class is gone and we are all learning to make do.

The British are experts at ‘making do’, recycling and a host of progressive sustainability intiatives that keep them close to the land. I do believe they — like the French — have something to teach us about the next chapter of American life.

Yes, the luxury market is back in full swing. The bonuses on Wall Street will set all-time records, according to press reports. But that’s only one part of our American story. These reflections are for the rest of us.

Originally written on May 8, 2008

Each time I drive down Carversville’s Fleecydale Road, I think of Chipping Campden, in the English Cotswolds. I speak often of my sailing trip to Ithaca, in the Ionian Sea. In fact, on that same May trip, I spent a week in England, touring the English Countryside.

My attachment to Carversville is surely inspired by my memories of the English landscape and an entire week when not one drop of rain fell on my head. Decades later, I can vividly recall my English experience, enhanced now by Helen Mirren’s fantastic portayal of Elizabeth II in “The Queen”.

Flowers and nature are a long-time passion of mine, and I marvelled at the sight of so many beautiful gardens in a single ride through the English countryside. Roaming through Oxfordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire, I was mesmerized by fields of vibrant rape, captured here by Flickr photographer algo:

Today, I read that an estimated 600,000 hectares of land are covered in rape, with production expected to top two million tons this year.

For farmers it turns a healthy profit with unlimited demand for the seed as a biofuel - much of the UK’s production goes to Germany to make biodiesel - and to make “extra virgin rapeseed oil”, an alternative to olive oil.

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Monday
Nov082010

Stella McCartney's Love of Land, Family & Design Sustainability

All Vogue images by Bruce Weber.

Fashion with compassion describes Stella McCartney’s approach to work and more abstractly to her life. A true Smart Sensuality woman, Stella McCartney’s values integrate all living things into her holistic, organic approach to work, play, family, loving, giving.

Having said that, Stella McCartney detests yellow tulips with passion. Upon discovering that her supposedly white tulips were born of son gods, she closed her eyes and exclaimed ‘Paint them white!’

We don’t see much of Stella McCartney’s inner diva in her Vogue US interview with Hamish Bowles. Rather Stella is the fecund earth mother of three and soon another, and country companion and wife to Alasdhair Willis, formerly a publisher and now a furniture and product design consultant.

Willis just resigned his position with British furniture manufacturer Established and Sons to start his own creative coonsultancy with David Beckham as a client.

Any man who gives his wife an Anniversary Garden with a plaque testifying to his adoring love is well … swell.

The Vogue interview is about Stella McCartney and her land. “I grew up in the country, and I like being isolated,” says Stella. “So when I see a building on the horizon, I want to plant a tree in front of it. That’s my natural instinct.”

Wanting to plant about a million trees in their English Eden, the couple married in 2003 and requested trees as wedding presents. Head gardner Anthony Tyler oversees precious treasure groves, including allées of linden trees from Germany, sent by both Valentino and Tom Ford.

Although her husband is “the garden man”, both share a passion for Hidcote, “the iconic Cotswolds garden created by the American-born Major Lawrence Johnston at the beginning of the twentieth century, named for its grand gestures, its long views, and its series of contrasting environments and moods.’

Hidcote is known for spectacular topiaries. which would have plenty of room to roam on the Willis-McCartney property.

 

 

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Sunday
Nov072010

America Strengthens Mutually Adoring Ties with India

India’s The Hindu newspaper addresses First Lady Michelle Obama as Ms. Michelle.

From her earliest days in Washington, America’s articulate, warm unofficial star diplomat has said she prefers being called just ‘Michelle’. Being more committed to women in government than America is, India’s use of Ms. Michelle rings a nice bell.

We all know that Michelle can shake a move, and she was in rare hopscotch form at the “Make A Difference” program at a Mumbai university. via Mrs-O

The President and First Lady swept children off their feet at a Mumbai school, as they lit a lamp for a Diwali celebration in Mumbai, says The Hindu.

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